What I needed to be doing was consciously and explicitly deciding on my priorities every day.
Mary Poplin offers a personal statement that describes her call as a Christian professor in a secular university.
Perhaps the most difficult part of writing a personal statement is the beginning, that space in which you determine what you are going to write.
The work of the Christian Personal Statement, therefore, is not to explain a “unified theory” of our souls, but to construct a message that honors the sovereignty of Christ through the thoughtful alignment of secular goals with our personal beliefs.
I realized that the real work of writing a Personal Statement was to stop myself from selling myself.